Last week, East Valley investor Wil Cardon announced he’d challenge Congressman Jeff Flake for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate in what could be described as the Political Consultant Employment Act of 2011. In these times, a complete lack of experience is somehow touted as a benefit when it comes to running for political office. With that in mind, Cardon seems to be the man for the job. His political experience appears largely limited to making political contributions … to Flake.Read More »
During the last redistricting cycle, Flagstaff narrowly avoided being split into two legislative districts. But in order to keep the city whole, it was coupled with the expansive, Native American-dominated Legislative District 2, a district so heavily Democratic that not one Republican ran for the Legislature there in 2010, an otherwise GOP-wave year.
Now leaders in Flagstaff say they want to be part of a more competitive district, which can only be accomplished by severing ties with their Native American neighbors to the north and east.
Aging baby boomers drove Arizona’s median age up by 1.7 years over the last decade. Compared to other states, Arizona is still relatively young. But the shift of baby boomers into senior-citizen ranks has some experts wondering if society is prepared for the potential increase in social service costs it could bring.Read More »
An angry crowd of constituents voiced their frustration at U.S. Sen. John McCain over issues ranging from characterizing "tea-party" members as "hobbits" to the nation's faltering economy.Read More »
Several Tucsonans didn't get to see Sen. John McCain Tuesday morning.Read More »
This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Arizona’s congressional delegation voted overwhelmingly Monday to oppose a bill to raise the debt limit, which nonetheless passed the House by a comfortable margin and could be taken up by the Senate Tuesday.Read More »
The Adams campaign is pushing back against the poll that Salmon's camp commissioned and released last week, saying the 30-point lead is far from insurmountable - and a sign that Salmon isn't nearly as popular as he thinks he is.Read More »
When he declared he was challenging Senate President Russell Pearce, Republican Jerry Lewis offered overarching goals that no politician really could argue against — investing in education, attracting companies to Arizona, a fresh start for Mesa.
What he refused to say was how his political positions differ from Pearce’s.
An Aug. 31 deadline has been set for applicants for one vacant post on the five-member Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.Read More »